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'Duck Dynasty' Star's Suspension over Remarks on Gays Sends Fans into Frenzy

(UPDATED) A&E restores Phil Robertson to popular show and explains why.
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Update (Dec. 30): Last week, A&E reversed its suspension of Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty as leadingpetitions for the patriach's reinstatement topped 1 million supporters on Facebook, while a call for a boycott of the network approached ...

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audrey ruth

December 24, 2013  1:51am

God's moral law has not ever been superseded at any point - it is consistent in God's Word from Genesis through Revelation. Jesus affirmed that a number of times. People say He did not directly address homosexual acts when He was on earth - that's because He was sent to the nation of Israel, and they already KNEW the moral law of God. This is why He also did not need to address other perversions. He did specifically address adultery because the Pharisees addressed that unScripturally, and He also affirmed His definition of marriage, from the beginning, in Matthew 19. There is no biological evidence that people are homosexual from birth, that they are "born that way". If this becomes accepted as fact, pedophiles could start saying the same thing and the slippery slope could get even more slippery. Even if people were born that way, a former lesbian pointed out the fact that people are born in sin and that Jesus saves, delivers, and heals people of sin. NOTHING is too hard for God.

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audrey ruth

December 24, 2013  12:48am

P.S. Jesus sent Paul specifically to the Gentiles who did NOT already know the moral law of God. Therefore Paul had to instruct them on those issues. The NT is indeed filled with God's moral law, and Jesus also addressed that issue in His Revelation, regarding the future.

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Howard Pepper

December 23, 2013  8:39pm

One important aspect of Phil's comments is not being reflected in comments here: Like a great many people who condemn homosexual behavior and believe EVERY type of it is condemned not just in the superseded OT law but in the NT, Phil's comments, taken in their entirety, show he probably has almost no understanding of the nature of having a homosexual orientation from childhood (during sexual "latency" and after). I don't have that situation but have talked to & read about many who do: Nothing to do with "choosing" sexual attraction. There is plenty of solid research available, much of it quite readable (not just "academic" or technical) to educate Christians who are concerned about this issue. Yes, there are some people who do choose to engage sexually with their own gender for reasons other than having NEVER felt heterosexual attraction or not being able to live that way. (Sooo many have tried but never were transformed, and become unable to go on acting as if heterosexual).

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Stephen Swihart

December 23, 2013  11:16am

Hi Sara - probably some of what you said is true and, perhaps, can be levied at society as a whole - not just the Christian community. In direct contrast to your view, I would suggest that more in this world on behalf of the poor is being done by Christian organizations than any other entity. I work for a Christian non-profit in a major city whose function is to meet the needs of those defined as poor and assist them to economic self-sufficiency. I can stand on the corner of one of our facilities and observe other Christian organizations doing the same thing i.e. Catholic Charities and Salvation Army. I'm not sure that I can name another group - non-Christian or secular - that is doing what we are. We simply do not get the publicity - nor seek the publicity - that seems to characterize the infrequent celebrity investor. God bless you, Sara, as you take the time to investigate the truth.

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audrey ruth

December 23, 2013  3:59am

Anyone who wants to know the truth about Phil Robertson should watch this video of his testimony of how he came to the Lord/how he's lived since: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqccYmx13w (close up any gaps in the URL to access that site). We should all keep in mind who started the "culture wars" - it wasn't conservatives and Bible-believing Christians who imposed the right to kill children and the acceptance of perversion on fellow Americans. Bible-believing Christians have simply responded to those issues from the Word of God. Some are not spit-polished city folks, but are grassroots Americans who speak more plainly. None of us is perfect - even if we were perfect like Jesus Himself, He said we would be hated like He was. It's all about spiritual warfare. When anyone speaks in agreement with God's Word about His purpose for men, women, and marriage, all Hell literally breaks loose. But that doesn't mean those who agree with Him are wrong. It just means that many hate God's Word.

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